Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.
Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot.Yesterday was Veterans' Day. Thank you for your service. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-17015
On December 31, 1967, a UH-1H from the 498th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) was in flight at 4600 feet MSL when the aircraft made a left turn and crashed into trees on a hilltop in the vicinity Dak Mong, 16 KM NE of Dak To City. The weather was a factor in the crash, with strong winds at 40 knots, turbulence, and low lying clouds. The crew consisted of aircraft commander WO1 Thomas E. Adams (KIA), pilot WO1 William C. Cheney (KIA), crew chief PFC William D. Holland (KIA) plus an E5 medic who survived his injuries and was rescued. [Taken from vhpa.org]